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Faculty Conference Focused on Smart Strategies to Impact Students

This year’s Faculty Conference hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs was engaging, informative, and inspiring. “Faculty were given a chance to hear and reflect on student voices – we had six students, ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to athletes, non-traditional, and honors students share their experiences,” said James Palmer, interim provost [...]

Success Beyond the Classroom: Cultivating Student Leaders

Prairie View A & M University has a long and storied tradition of “producing students who are productive citizens.” On the ground level, this process takes place in the classroom, through developing mentor/mentee relationships with students, and providing students with opportunities to apply the knowledge attained in class to real-life situations. Dr. Marco Robinson, Assistant [...]

Faculty Members Receive $350,000 Grant from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Tyrone Tanner, executive director of the Northwest Houston Center and professor of the College of Education, was awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, titled, “Applying Innovative Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for African American Middle School Teachers and Students to Broaden the STEM Pipeline.” He and his team applied for the three-year grant [...]

Duncan Voted President-Elect for TUCCDA

PVAMU Student Counseling Services Director Voted President-Elect for TUCCDA Dr. Bernadine Duncan, Director of Student Counseling Services in the Division of Student Affairs, has been named the 2018 President-Elect for the Texas University Counseling Center Directors Association (TUCCDA). As President-Elect, Dr. Duncan will be responsible for assisting the current TUCCDA President with challenges that arise [...]

From the Classroom to the Trading Floor

Students from the College of Business visited New York City during the Thanksgiving break. Accompanied by Danny Harvey, program director of financial planning program and finance faculty, seven students visited several sites like the New York Federal Reserve, the New York Stock Exchange and the Museum of American Finance. “'From the classroom to the trading [...]

Doctoral Student Selected to Present Research in Hawaii

Tammy D. Lane, M.S., educational leadership doctoral candidate in the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education and the scholarship coordinator in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, has been selected to present research in Hawaii. Based on a peer-reviewed process, her proposal submission, “Higher Education at the Intersection of Ethnicity/Race and Queerness at Minority [...]

Thursday Night Lights: The Untold Story of the Prairie View Interscholastic League

Michael Hurd, director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture at Prairie View A&M University, recently published a book entitled Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas. Hurd noticed there was a lack of stories about the Prairie View Interscholastic League so he drew on interviews, [...]

Student Selected as 2017 HBCU All-Star

Ervin A. Bryant, a junior History major from Spring, Texas, was selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote excellence, innovation, and sustainability. Bryant is one of 62 All-Stars and the only student representing Prairie View A&M University. “I’ve had many amazing opportunities [...]

Student Selected for Prestigious Award from Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Mechanical Engineering student Maria Rossana Ruiz has been selected as the 2017 winner of the National Technical Achievement Recognition STAR Award for Undergraduate Student Role Model by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Of over 130 nominations, Ruiz is one of the 21 winners announced for their contributions to the STEM field. “This is the [...]

PVAMU On the Road to Becoming A Tobacco-Free Campus

Faculty, staff, and students are working to make Prairie View A&M University a smoke/tobacco-free campus. Greg Rose, the Program Manager for Health Education & Promotion, has started the initiative alongside his students in the Panther PhD program. Within the last two years, the University has received two grants to assist with Rose’s efforts. In 2015, [...]